Paroxysmal atrioventricular block after heart transplantation in children: An early sign of rejection?

Giorgia Grutter, Sara Alfieri, Giulio Calcagni, Maria Assunta Castelluzzo, Massimo Stefano Silvetti, Francesco Parisi, Fabrizio Drago

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Abstract

In OHT recipients, pathologic evaluation of the heart during acute rejection can show involvement of both the conduction system and the myocardium. We here describe the cases of a 9-year-old male with DCM and a 13-year-old female with RCM, who developed third-degree PAVB associated with acute rejection 36 months and 24 months after OHT, respectively. We conclude that PAVB could be considered an early sign of acute rejection after OHT in children who exhibit post-transplantation presyncope or syncope.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Transplantation
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016

Keywords

  • Atrioventricular block
  • Heart transplantation
  • Pediatric age
  • Rejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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